Behavioral Medical Director - Philadelphia, PA
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
For those who want to invent the future of health care, here is your opportunity. We are going beyond counseling services and verified referrals to behavioral health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your lifes best work.
The Behavioral Medical Director is an administrator role and is responsible for ensuring delivery of cost effective quality care that incorporates recovery, resiliency and person centered services.
- Responsible for Level of Care guidelines and utilization management protocols.
- Oversight and management with the Clinical Program Manager all utilization review, management and care coordination activities.
- Providing clinical oversight to the clinical staff, oversee inpatient hospitalizations; and keep current regarding prevalent treatment protocols and philosophies including those that address consumer cultural preferences.
- Maintaining the clinical integrity of the program, including concurrent reviews of inpatient and rehabilitation services; providing oversight to utilization management and quality staff; providing consultation to providers and other community based clinicians, including general practitioners.
Must have an active un-restricted Pennsylvania License strongly preferred or must be willing to aquire
Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy
Board Certification in Adult Psychiatry is required; Child & Adolescent and/or Addiction Medicine is an asset
5 years post-residency experience required
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment
Knowledge of substance abuse treatment an asset
Prior managed care experience a plus
Keywords: Psychiatrist, Behavioral, Psychiatry, Pennsylvania, In patient, Managed Care, Medicaid, bilingual, Utilization Management, Peer Review
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to doyour life's best work.SM
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.
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